Chelsea thought they had regained the joy of winning after the shock defeat of Newcastle 0-1, but eventually only got a 2-2 draw against Arsenal despite twice leading the table and even playing more people from the 26th minute.
Chelsea started storming partly because they wanted to prove their image after the shock of losing to Newcastle in the 23rd round of the Premier League, while Arsenal accepted to play pragmatically to earn points.
The statistics speak almost like a one-way match, with Chelsea holding nearly 60 percent of possession, launching 19 shots and eight shots on target, compared to just two. case of Arsenal but turned into goals.
After center-back David Luiz was disqualified in the 26th minute and Arsenal were blown a penalty (Jorginho scored 1-0 for Chelsea), it seemed that the “Gunners” faced an immediate defeat.
Even before Luiz had to leave the pitch and Arsenal were down, Chelsea had taken all the initiative on the pitch.
However, in the game completely under-played and under-played, the Arsenal players died and were waiting for a chance to counterattack. But only with rare attacks, the Gunners took full advantage to turn into goals like Martinelli scored 63 minutes to equalize 1-1 after a spectacular solo phase, and Hector Bellerin scored 87 minutes to equalize 2-2.
Meanwhile, the Chelsea players once again blame themselves for wasting too many opportunities and then having to pay the price.
After leading the table and playing more people, but equalized 1-1 in the second half. At the end of the match was specifically Chelsea by Azpilicueta’s score to make the score 2-1.
This ratio looks like Chelsea were sure to win at home to Stamford Bridge, then at the end they lost again (let Bellerin equalize in 87 minutes) just like in the defeat to Newcastle with the goal lost in the 90th minute + 4 because neglect in the defense.
After the match, coach Frank Lampard sourly admitted that this was a draw like Chelsea’s defeat. With this result, from the beginning of this year in the Premier League, Chelsea has won only 1 game, the rest drew 2 and lost 1, so although it still holds the 4th position, it is completely contagious with the gap far behind the opponents behind. As for Arsenal, this is the 3rd draw in a row after the 2-0 win over Manchester United in January 1, so it still ranks in the middle of the table with 30 points after 24 matches.
In other notable matches in the 24th midweek round this morning, Man City won Sheffield United 1-0 thanks to the goal of striker Sergio Aguero scored 73 minutes, through which “Green Man” temporarily shortened the gap with the top team Liverpool is 13 points, before the team late play against Wolverhampton in the early morning of January 24.